PC Operating Systems

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PC Operating Systems by Mind Map: PC Operating Systems

1. Windows 7

1.1. Pros:

1.1.1. 1 Canonical still has a chance to beat Microsoft in releasing a PC operating system on this new form factor extermely easy to use for a basic installation

1.1.2. 2 Booting from the installation disc works exactly like expected 34.7 seconds

1.2. Cons:

1.2.1. 1 full PC OS, Unity by default also has the foundation and potential to hit the iPad where it hurts: no added benefit

1.2.2. 2 cannot actually use the computer as a computer ter 3 boots, the lack of a decent boot cache slows down startup considerably

2. Mac OS X

2.1. Pros:

2.1.1. 1 Mac to the installation media (assuming the Operating System is not already installed) is very simple pretty speedy, but this is a great speed increase.

2.1.2. 2 16.3 second Easier to use for the non technical

2.2. Cons:

2.2.1. 1 Less support. You have to goto Apple for all your hardware problems Pretty much no games for it

2.2.2. 2 Less hardware choices than Windows More complex than Windows due to its UNIX base

3. Ubuntu 10.10

3.1. Pros:

3.1.1. 1 Booting from the CD/DVD drive works like a charm and presents and attractive selection to either try Ubuntu, or simply Install Ubuntu 18.7 seconds

3.1.2. 2 Ubuntu is that you get to have a useful, operational Operating System while you are installing it to your hard drive Can run more than a few windows programs

3.2. Cons:

3.2.1. 1 Adding additional partitions can limit how much space is used for Music, Videos, or by Users home directories. Somewhat difficult to install on a separate partition without a disc

3.2.2. 2 Sometimes confusing to new users Less software than Windows, but still a good amount

4. Chromium OS

4.1. Pros:

4.1.1. 1 The fastest option available Completely different from other OS

4.1.2. 2 Most of the changes are required also for building Chrome as 64-bit executable Takes seconds to boot

4.2. Cons:

4.2.1. 1 Will (at least temporary) create different implementations for NaCl in Chrome on different OS Very early stage of development

4.2.2. 2 At least one more process present in the system - the sandbox broker Only available as source code at the moment

5. Operating System Definition

5.1. collection of software that directs a computer's operations, controlling and scheduling the execution of other programs manging storage input/output and communication resources